what are uses the USB , firewire and Gigabit Ethernet ports on the thunderbolt display ?

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

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    If you are using a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display (which do not have firewire or a ethernet port) then the Thunderbolt display will provide you a Firewire 800 connection, ethernet port and extra USB ports.